According to the EP Autumn 2021 Eurobarometer, defending the value of democracy should be the European Parliament’s top priority. A third of respondents (32%) sees democracy as the most important value to defend, followed by freedom of speech and thought (27%) and the protection of human rights (25%). In terms of policy priorities, citizens put public health first with 42%, followed by poverty and social exclusion (40%) as well as climate change (39%).
The survey also shows the continued strong public support for the European Parliament, with 58% backing a more important role for the Parliament in the future. The survey was carried out between 1 November and 2 December 2021 in all 27 EU Member States.
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